Artichoke

Cynara scolymus
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Artichoke

(Cynara) Cynara is the botanical name of two vegetables known as the Globe Artichoke and the Cardoon. The Cardoon is, C. cardunculus, botanically. It's a tender perennial that can grow 6 to 8 feet high. It resembles its cousin, the Globe Artichoke, but the gray-green leaves overlap at the base. The wide, plump, edible stems form loose stalks or hea...
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artichoke

[n] - Mediterranean thistlelike plant widely cultivated for its large edible flower head 2. [n] - a thistle-like flower head with edible fleshy leaves and heart
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Artichoke

Ar'ti┬Ěchoke noun [ Italian articiocco , perhaps corrupted from the same word as carciofo ; confer older spellings archiciocco , archicioffo , carciocco , and Spanish alcachofa , Portuguese alcachofra ; probably from Arabic al-harshaf , al-...
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artichoke

<botany> ... 1. The Cynara scolymus, a plant somewhat resembling a thistle, with a dilated, imbricated, and prickly involucre. The head (to which the name is also applied) is composed of numerous oval scales, inclosing the florets, sitting on a broad receptacle, which, with the fleshy base of the scales, is much esteemed as an article of food...
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artichoke

globe artichoke noun a thistlelike flower head with edible fleshy leaves and heart
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Artichoke

• (n.) The Cynara scolymus, a plant somewhat resembling a thistle, with a dilated, imbricated, and prickly involucre. The head (to which the name is also applied) is composed of numerous oval scales, inclosing the florets, sitting on a broad receptacle, which, with the fleshy base of the scales, is much esteemed as an article of food. • (...
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artichoke

large, coarse, herbaceous, thistlelike perennial plant (Cynara scolymus) of the Asteraceae family. The thick edible scales and bottom parts of the ... [2 related articles]
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artichoke

artichoke, name for two different plants of the family Asteraceae (aster family), both having edible parts. The French, or globe, artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is a thistlelike plant of which the globular flower heads are used in the immature state as a salad or vegetable; only the lower part of the f...
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Artichoke

The artichoke (Cyndra Scolymus) is a well-known plant of the naturak order Compositse, somewhat resembling a thistle, with large divided prickly leaves. The erect flower-stem terminates in a large round head of numerous imbricated oval spiny scales which surround the flowers. The fleshy bases of the scales with the large receptacle are the parts th...
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artichoke

Either of two plants belonging to the sunflower family, parts of which are eaten as vegetables. The common or globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is a form of thistle native to the Mediterranean. It is tall, with purplish-blue flowers; the leaflike structures (bracts) around the unopened flower are eaten. The Jerusalem arti...
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Artichoke

The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. The budding artichoke flower-head is a cluster of many budding small flowers (an inflorescence) together with many bracts, on an edible bas...
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Artichoke

A name shared by three unrelated plants: the globe artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke and Chinese (or Japanese) artichoke. Considered the true artichoke, the globe artichoke is cultivated mainly in California's mid-coastal region. It is the bud of a large plant from the thistle family and has tough, petal shaped leaves. They are available year-round, w...
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artichoke

a thistlelike flower head with edible leaves and heart
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